Habitat

Against the Grain

A builder and furniture maker proves you don’t need an architect’s license to create a beautifully designed house.

08/17/2012 By Camela Raymond

Art Stars

Meet Your Makers

The members of our favorite local rock band, Blitzen Trapper. Meet the newest stars of stage, screen, and sculpture.

07/24/2012 By Martha Calhoon, John Chandler, and Bart Blasengame

Living Here

Portland Polemic

For Oregon natives who fled to larger cities and then came back, homecoming isn’t always so easy.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Home Decor

Ready Made

To achieve superior interior design with minimal elbow grease, it pays to be a household of artists (or at least to know a few).

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Path to Greatness

Courting The Silver Screen

Can you say "Pollywood"? How Oregon is turning movies into big business in Portland.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Get Around

Flight Patterns

The secret to maintaining airline service to rural Oregon towns: downsize the ride.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Article

Oh, Grow Up

Gimme a break: Sometimes a year off after high school is just the thing to sharpen a student's collegiate focus.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Article

Double Duty

BlackBerry in one hand, bottle in the other, Portland moms give birth to new businesses.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Cover Story

A Shameless Peek at Portland's Money

To our great surprise, in spite of Portland’s rep as a city given to monetary modesty, people talked. From lottery millionaires to a drag queen with a penchant for vodka martinis and a family who made a pact to buy nothing new for an entire year (not even

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis, Stacey Wilson, Randy Gragg, and Kym Croft Miller

Sustainability

Fathom This:

A machine so miraculous that it provides 10 percent of the world's electricity. Weans us from oil. Halts global warming. Saves the planet. Four such devices, designed to harness the energy of ocean waves, may do just that. (And they're coming to an Oregon

05/19/2009 By Rebecca Clarren

Neighborhoods

Motion Detector

A cohort of artists forecast the future of the South Waterfront district—and help shape a neighborhood in the making.

05/19/2009 By Emily Chenoweth

Literature

Writer's Block

We Portlanders like to call ours a literary city. The trouble is, we have a hard time putting our money where our mouths are.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Film

Reel World

Why Portland seems to have as many movie sets as strip clubs.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Stroll

Walk On

Only Portland boasts an integrated network of both trails and streets that turns much of our city into one giant pedestrian playground.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Treasure

Booty Call

Mount Hood’s disappearing snow reveals a trove of lost goodies. Cell phone, anyone?

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Habitat

Bring in the Noise

A family finds peace and quirky comfort in their Alberta farmhouse by surrounding themselves with art made by their neighbors.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

People

The Player

He’s ridiculously good looking. He’s got a Harvard M.B.A. His father is the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Last May, Henry Merritt Paulson III ...

05/19/2009 By Jim Gullo

Beyond the Bridges

Great Weekend Getaways Near Portland

1 tank of gas. 14 Destinations. From Crater Lake to Whidbey Island, fossil beds to quiet beach towns, here are 48-hour trips made (really) easy.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh and Leslie Heilbrunn

Fly High

Water Wings

During Flugtag, you don’t need a pilot’s license to fly over the Willamette—just a costume, a contraption, and some courage.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Mooove Over

The Good Stuff

It’s expensive and barely legal, but raw milk is a hit in Portland.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh